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Facilities for people with a disability

Various facilities for students, staff and visitors with a disability are available on the grounds and in the buildings of VU Amsterdam.

There are disabled parking spaces in the vicinity of all VU buildings. Every building has at least one wheelchair-accessible entrance and all restaurants as well as the university library are wheelchair accessible. A number of toilets have also been fully adapted for disabled use.

Do you have a disability and require certain accessibility? In this case, it is always recommended to contact:

Accessibility VU buildings

All VU buildings have at least one wheelchair accessible entrance. Not all the rooms are accessible and in order to use certain lifts, you need a lift pass (which can be requested via the e-mail addresses above). 

Access passes to the wheelchair-accessible entrance of the W&N building (1083-A) and to the courtyard entrance of the Main Building are available from Opening hours Access Management: 09:00-16:00 hrs. Employees or renters can request access via the Service portal: VU card - Request additional access.

Most buildings have one or more lifts that can be used by people with a disability. These lifts have an intercom and camera to check in at the reception.

Parking on the VU Campus

Visitors who want to make use of the parking facilities on the VU campus due to a disability, please send an email to

Are you an employee and in possession of a valid disability card? Then apply for a parking permit through Parcfacility.

If you are a student, fill in and submit the form Parking pass application for VU students with a disability (only available in Dutch). 

If you are not a national or European disability cardholder, make an appointment with Mariƫlle Rozemond on 020-5989010 or at to find out whether you are eligible for the pass.

Do you need other facilities? If so, please contact Human Resources, Health Safety and Environment (HR&HSE).

Facilities for students

In addition to the above, the following facilities are available to students:

  • Personal locker (for storing smaller aids, textbooks etc.)
  • A quiet space
  • Storage space for larger equipment
  • Loan service for software and hardware to make studying easier, available through the Audio-Visual Centre and UC-IT
  • Adjustable desks and chairs etc. in the larger lecture halls
  • Additional guidance and support  

More information for students

Read more about studying with a disability at VU Amsterdam. Please contact

Do you have questions about studying with a disability?

Please contact the Info Point! They can refer you to the right contact person.

The academic advisor of your programme is your first contact person.

Schedule an online appointment via the calendar. An Info Point staff member will then contact you by phone.

Send us an email: